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Carbon County court news

Published May 14. 2013 05:02PM

Wants money back

Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., Box 3622, Bala Cynwyd, has filed a civil complaint against Yvonne Anthony, 1670 Lower Smith Gap Rd., Kunkletown, seeking repayment of monies the insurance company paid on a claim from an area church.

The suit states the plaintiff was the insurance firm for Salem United Methodist Church. The suit further states during a period of many years Anthony allegedly "unlawfuly, fraudulently, and with authority" used monies of the church for her own personal use and gain by writing checks to "cash" paying herself the cash, and "intentionally recording the checks" in the church ledger so to appear as authorized and legitimate expenses.

The insurance company paid the church $38,825.59 representing the amount allegedly taken by Anthony.

The insurance firm is now seeking that amount from Anthony plus interest, costs, and fees.

Reportedly, criminal charges stemming from the allege theft has been filed by state police at Lehighton against Anthony and are pending in the county court.


The following actions have been filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

PNC Bank National Associaton, c/o 3232 Newmark Drive, Miamisburg, Ohio, filed against Marcus C. Rumke, 2 E. Abbott St., Lansford, over property at that address. Sought is $75,148.71 and continuing interest.

EverBank, c/o 301 W. Bay St., Jacksonville, Fla., filed against Jacqueline Stark, aka, Jacqueline Scala, 135-137 W. Ridge St., Nesquehoning, over property at that address. Sought is $74,725.08 and continuing interest.

Federal National Mortgage Association, c/o 3900 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C., filed against Jeffrey F. Zauber, 301 Browning Lane, Cherry Hill, N.J., over property at 116 Petrarch Trail, Albrightsville. Sought is $70,137.23 and continuing interest.

Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, S.C., filed against Betty C. and Gordon B. Heal, 10 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, and Wesley P. and Annette C. Didomenicis, 5 New Birch St., aka, 3 New Birch St., Lake Harmony, over property at the Lake Harmony address. Sought is $42,116.06 and continuing interest.

U.S. Bank National Association, c/o 1661 Worthington Rd., West Palm Beach, Fla., filed against John and Rae H. McLaughlin, 233 N. Fourth St., Lehighton, over property at that address. Sought is $144,374.54 and continuing interest.

HSBC Bank USA, c/o 2929 Walden Ave., Depew, N.Y., filed against Jacob R. Miller, 2311 Mill Rd., Mechanicsburg, and Anthony Rohlfing Jr., 242 E. Fell St., Summit Hill, over property at 140-242 E. Fell St., Summit Hill. Sought is $98,867.37 and continuing interest.

Divorces started

Karla Gildner, Box 32, Ashfield, filed against Jeffrey Gildner, 766 Fireline Rd., Palmerton. They were married June 9, 1990.

Richard M. Kistner, 509 1/2 Mahoning St., Lehighton, filed against Danyelle A. Kistner, 595 Innsbuck Drive, Lehighton. They were married May 19, 2001.

Robert H. Christman, 273 Bankway, Lehighton, filed against Lori A. Christman, 320 E. Race St., Pottsville. They were married May 10, 2001.

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Asset Acceptance, Mechanicsburg, filed against Patrick Mulroy, 509 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, seeking $1,945.59.

Capital One Bank, Richmond, Va., filed against Carissa A. Izzo, 30 Spokane Rd., Albrightsville, seeking $1,328.91.

LVNV Funding, Greenville, S.C., filed two actions as follows: Linda Wallace, 3695 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton, seeking $1,256.45; and Ross M. Stoico, 900 Koch Rd., Kunkletown, seeking $6,508.25.

American Express Centurion Bank, Salt Lake City, UT., filed against Wayne Winters, 25 W. Main St., Weatherly, seeking $5,247.06.

Prothonotary's report

A total of 341 cases were started in April in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows:

Civil actions, 32; custody complaints, 19; district justice appeals, 3; divorce complaints, 16; ejectment complaints, 2; equity action, 1; license appeal,1; mortgage foreclosure complaints, 31; judgments, 198; miscellaneous case, 1; partition petition, 1; protection from abuse petitions, 30; quiet title action, 1; tax claim, 1; court appointment, 1; court rules, 1; and stipulations/waivers of liens, 2. The office staff also received and processed 119 applications for U.S. Passports.

Behrens' financial report shows $31,777.82 was generated last month as follows: prothonotary's fees, $26,536.49; interest income $5.40; PFA Surcharge, courts, $40.10; PFA Surcharge, Sheriff, $25; custody fees, $850; and data processing fees, $4,320.83.

The prothonotary also remitted $3,256.88 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue, representing state fees collected locally, and $60 to the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts, this being surcharges on new custody cases in accordance with Act 119 of 1996. Another $1,065.20 was deposited in the Prothonotary's Automation Fund for future use in automating the office.

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